Xinhua reporters record lives of survivors of Nanjing Massacre

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-08 19:36:48|Editor: pengying
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The combo photo taken on Oct. 11, 2017 shows Zhu Xiuying telling her experience (C top); Zhu Xiuying and her second son Yang Eryu posing for a photo (C bottom); Zhu resting at home (L top); Zhu walking with a crutch (L central); Zhu sitting in her bedroom (L bottom); Zhu combing her white hair (R top); Zhu displaying her Nanjing Massacre survivor certificate (R central); Zhu looking through the windows (R bottom). Zhu Xiuying was born on Nov. 6, 1928. She was raped by Japanese soldier when she was only 9 in 1937. Now she has two sons and three daughters, her husband passed away in March, 2017. The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, in which more than 300,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese invaders who occupied Nanjing on Dec. 13, 1937, marking the start of six weeks of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in the city. Reporters from Xinhua spent many years to look for the survivors of Nanjing Massacre and record their current lives. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing, Li Xiang and Ji Chunpeng)

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